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Is a security key worth the hassle?

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Is a security key worth the hassle?

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Gizmo
12.14.2011 , 01:12 AM | #41
You absolutely want one.
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Twicepolar
12.14.2011 , 01:15 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Nobrandminda View Post
Also, as a bonus, you get access to the Security Vendor, and by the way, does anyone know what he sells? Surely one of the CE owners from Europe has gotten to play with their Security Key activated by now.
is it different than the CE's vendor?
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sithjim
12.14.2011 , 01:17 AM | #43
I was hacked in EQ 1 like 14 years ago, WoW, EQ 2, and most recently RIFT. If These authenticators work and only cost 7$ It would be nice to include them in every store copy. Also make every Digital download require phone access. I really hate gold farmers especially when they send you tells 10x a day. I swear in RIFT my ignore list must have been 100000 long! I ordered one its 7$ its like the cost of a pack of smokes or a Happy meal!

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Gizmo
12.14.2011 , 01:19 AM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by Twicepolar View Post
is it different than the CE's vendor?
Yes it is.
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P-Snuggs
12.14.2011 , 01:22 AM | #45
Yeah, speaking of that guy--I came across him in the beta. I read through this thread and was convinced to get one, so I just ordered my own. It'll take 5-7 days to get here. The line in the description, at least on the origin site, says to get it now to be able to have access to the vender. Does that mean you have to provide proof of key ownership BEFORE launch, or can I still get access to him if I don't get my key till the 21st?
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Ilhares
12.14.2011 , 02:07 AM | #46
I wonder what it must be like, to live in this mythical world of super-hackers that are conquering all these various accounts. While I don't deny the possibility it can happen, I most certainly doubt the veracity of most claims about it.

Keyloggers? Absolutely they work, I found one on my PC once and saw the info in it. I rapidly made changes to all affected and important sites. This, however, is not account hacking. This was you giving them your password.

If your password is so ridiculously easy that it got 'hacked', at random, with you having done nothing whatsoever in any situation to warrant being targeted or revealing clues to said password, then I figure you kinda got what you deserved. Stupidity should be painful, and a too-easy password? That's stupid. I'll accept that this counts as being hacked, though.

Falling for those e-mails that have redirect links and want your passwords? That's not hacking, that's you (random you end-user) being stupid. See above.

Will I be getting a fob for the game? Well, yes. Even bought one for my roommate. Because we're worried about security? No, it's just a game. Our passwords are also suitably complex. No, we're getting them because we couldn't lock down the CE in our area, everyplace was sold out or had no idea what we were talking about. We want an extra vendor to play with, just for kicks.

For those few people who have taken solid precautions and truly suffered when having done nothing wrong, I do feel sorry for you, but I can only imagine the headache you've dealt with. It just seems too implausible.

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bladorthin
12.14.2011 , 02:23 AM | #47
I've been hacked once in WoW, months after I quit. The hackers actually reactivated the account. Found out from Blizzard, who allowed me to log back in and grab all my stuff back from the mailbox. Funny thing was, the hacker never got any of my gold, as he never bothered to check my level 2 character that was my auction house toon (who had over 3k on him). Found i funny because he went through the trouble of looking 5-100 gold off of each of my 30-50 level alts. I think put a mobile ap on my phone and it hasn't happened since. Not sure how it happened. The only thing I could think of is that I did download a lot of addons from Curse.com, might of picked up a keylogger there. I pre-ordered the CE, and intend on linking my account on the 20th.

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Aiinna
12.14.2011 , 02:36 AM | #48
Played MMo's for a long time, am a security advisor for a firm so yes I know all about all the possibilites, my WoW was hacked, 2 years AFTER I stopped playing (!), since then I have the android key generator and my battle.net is secure. I hadn't touched it, nor done anything remotely to do with WoW for those 2 years. (and I doubt JtzWo5Kr9w is an easy to hack password... it was unique to WoW as well o.O)

The best part was Blizzard not being able to reinstate my account to its pre-hacked condition, everything was deleted... thanks Blizz!

Hacking can happen, it doesn't matter how, the validator is a pretty good way to stop it in its tracks, the security questions are pretty useless in the long run.
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Vouda
12.14.2011 , 02:48 AM | #49
I grabbed the Authenticator app on my Android for WoW and never thought of it as a hassle. It does take 5-10 extra seconds, but well worth the satisfaction knowing I wasn't gonna get hacked. When Rift came out, I was all over it when that app was avail aswell and I will most deff do the same for Sw:tor.

Another security measure I liked was the Coin Lock feature from Rift. Any time it would see you log on and detect you at a different IP addy, it would lock all trading, selling, spending, or deleting and of your items, until a generated code was entered in game, sent to you via e-mail.

I like both methods, but have to lean towards Authenticator app when it becomes available. Coin Lock is great, IF they don't have your e-mail hacked aswell.

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WirlWind
12.14.2011 , 03:13 AM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by Aiinna View Post
Played MMo's for a long time, am a security advisor for a firm so yes I know all about all the possibilites, my WoW was hacked, 2 years AFTER I stopped playing (!), since then I have the android key generator and my battle.net is secure. I hadn't touched it, nor done anything remotely to do with WoW for those 2 years. (and I doubt JtzWo5Kr9w is an easy to hack password... it was unique to WoW as well o.O)

The best part was Blizzard not being able to reinstate my account to its pre-hacked condition, everything was deleted... thanks Blizz!

Hacking can happen, it doesn't matter how, the validator is a pretty good way to stop it in its tracks, the security questions are pretty useless in the long run.
Yeah, despite what most people say (It's always your fault), sometimes it just happens, regardless of how careful you've been.

I've been revenge hacked and lost everything on my wow account and also another time there was a Java ad that installed a keylogger without any real way to know and without even clicking the ad itself. That one got me too.

I have a unique email / PW for every mmo I play, I never get any phish emails to them, I scan nightly for virus's and I don't share with anyone.